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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject:  2004 chevy impala police struts Reply with quote

yo forum!
i have a 2004 chevy impala police package! how makes the original struts? where do i find them? what are my options for different kinds?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

AC Delco are the factory struts. Most people avoid them when they replace them and go with KYB GR2s (they might be called Excel Gs at this point). Rock Auto is a good place to start. Make sure to get new mounts as well...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

why do people pass on ac delco struts? is there anything special about the struts at all?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Price. I'm not sure if the 9C1 struts are any different, but I'm sure someone else will chime in with that info.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I remember checking this out at work the other day. According to my Monroe parts catalog, the 9C1 does in fact list a different strut compared to the LS and Base. I'm guessing its a little more heavy duty.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes, but KYB GR-2's will work just fine...I've had two sets now. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:01 am    Post subject:  Significant difference with police struts Reply with quote

Monroe's tech line told me the police struts have a different stroke length - 1" shorter travel. As said earler, they may be heavier duty as well. If you have a police Impala, get the police struts. Considering the different travel lengths, I'd say the springs must match the struts, so if you do a conversion (police to civilian or vice versa) it would involve changing both struts and springs.
I chose Monroe replacements because the offered buy 3 get one free and installed them my 2004 LS at about 75K miles because the ride and handling were starting to suffer. At first I was dismayed because the car handled the same as the worn OEM struts but after about a week of break in driving the ride and handling were back up to par.
The Monroes are still holding up, now at 115K miles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

hey,
i had talked to the dealer about struts and they wanted about 250 a piece with a discount. i work for carquest but our catalog doesnt have a listing for police struts! i like both monroe and kyb! which would be the better brand? where can i get the right number of monroes or kyb g-2 so i can see if i can cross them at work
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Monroe part number for the police/taxi models for the front is 71670 and 71671 for the rear. I have the KYB part numbers at home. I'll get them for you if nobody else does later tonight.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:  Re: Significant difference with police struts Reply with quote

snoggle wrote:
Monroe's tech line told me the police struts have a different stroke length - 1" shorter travel. As said earler, they may be heavier duty as well. If you have a police Impala, get the police struts. Considering the different travel lengths, I'd say the springs must match the struts, so if you do a conversion (police to civilian or vice versa) it would involve changing both struts and springs.
I chose Monroe replacements because the offered buy 3 get one free and installed them my 2004 LS at about 75K miles because the ride and handling were starting to suffer. At first I was dismayed because the car handled the same as the worn OEM struts but after about a week of break in driving the ride and handling were back up to par.
The Monroes are still holding up, now at 115K miles.


The harder 9C1 springs also lift the car about 1". Laughing Might explain why they have 1" less travel.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This is all good stuff to know. So there are indeed aftermarket police suspension solutions?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

great information everyone! at the end are monroe better or are kyb better?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

KYB > Monroe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I am currently running monroe struts (police) on my car in the front and kyb in the back (rockauto had a closeout on them like 2 yrs ago), I'm happy with both the Monroe and Kyb.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

does anyone have the part number for kyb?
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